I am currently a PhD student in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Dr. Adam Gaudry. I have recently defended my Master's thesis, awana niyanaan/Who Are We? in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at University of Calgary. My work centred on Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement in Alberta to better understand how attachments to traditional culture promote both self and group identity, and to challenge the more often stringent definitions of what constitutes 'being' Métis in legal, academic and social understandings. Today, my work centres on Métis relationships to land and the need for more equitable and inclusive land consultation agreements and processes.